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For-Profit/Not-For-Profit Dilemma: How to Choose The Right Legal form for Your Social Enterprise


In this presentation, Stephen Falla Riff, Staff Attorney in the Legal Aid Society’s Community Development program, discusses the different legal forms that social enterprises can take. He lays out the pros and cons of corporations, nonprofit organizations, and hybrid ventures, with special emphasis on taxation rules and financial needs.

Philanthropy Chat: Merle Gordon on Community Benefit at Kaiser Health Plan Foundation of Ohio


Merle Gordon, Manager of Community Benefit for Kaiser Health Plan Foundation of Ohio, discusses the goals of Kaiser's Thriving Communities Grants and other programs.

Corporate Challenge Competitions: An Inside Look


This presentation brings together a corporation and challenge winners to share their experiences and lessons learned. Winners of two different corporate challenges tell their stories, and an ambassador from the Pepsi Refresh project provides insight into the corporation’s point of view.

Philanthropy Chat: Jackie Battenfield Discusses Support for Artists


In this interview, Jackie Battenfield, with over 30 years of experience in the arts sector, talks about her book, The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love.

Philanthropy Chat: Arts Management in Uneasy Times


Jim Rosenberg, Vice President, National Arts Strategies, urges arts organizations struggling with uncertainty to ask themselves three simple questions: who is your customer? What value do you deliver to them? And, what financial support can you realistically expect from them?

The Art of Serving on an Arts Board


Listen to a panel discussion featuring board members from nonprofit arts organizations discuss board issues, what's different about an arts board, and what you need to know about board fundraising.

Funding for Arts Month: Interview with Lisa Tuttle, Fulton County Arts Council


Joe Winter from C4 Atlanta interviews Lisa Tuttle, Fulton County Arts Council Public Art Program Education and Outreach Coordinator, about Fulton County's public arts program and her program on "Public Art and Photography" during Funding for Arts Month.

Philanthropy Chat: Susan Weiner of Georgia Council for the Arts


Joe Winter from C4 Atlanta interviews Susan Weiner, Executive Director of the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) about GCA's Advocacy Initiative.

Philanthropy Chat: Rory Golden of New York Foundation for the Arts


Joe Winter from C4 Atlanta interviews New York Foundation for the Arts' Rory Golden, program officer of external affairs, about NYFA support programs for artists, which includes fiscal sponsorship.

Capturing the Attention of the Next Generation of Online Donors


This presentation focuses on a landmark study by Edge Research, Sea Change Strategies and Convio: The Next Generation of American Giving. The research team analyzed the giving habits and communication preferences of Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and Matures.

Don't Go it Alone: Fundraising for Small/One-Person Development Shops


Gregory Cohen and Susan Gabriel of Cause Effective discuss how small and one-person development shops can build powerful partnerships, prioritize, and meet their fundraising goals.

Using Social Media to Advance Your Career


Bonnie McEwan, President of Make Waves, discusses her experience with and advice for using social media tools for career advancement.

Fundraising for Filmmakers


Terry Lawler, executive director of New York Women in Film and Television, moderates a panel discussion and Q&A session about strategies for filmmakers seeking funding. Panelists Randall Dottin, film director and faculty at New York Film Academy, Matthew Seig of the New York Foundation for the Arts, and director of production for Arts Engine Angela Tucker share their expertise.

Effective Online Storytelling


Allan Pressel of CharityFinders shares his tips for using the internet to tell compelling stories about your organization that can help turn interest into action.

Philanthropy Chat: Jessica Griffin and Malcolm Furgol on the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) DC Chapter Chair Jessica Griffin and Vice-Chair Malcolm Furgol talk about the need for an organization for young nonprofit professionals and the services the YNPN provides.

Budgeting for Those Who Would Rather Not


Elaine Luttrull of The Juilliard School and Michael Royce of New York Foundation for the Arts explain how to create clear and useful budgets and use them as the valuable planning tools they are. Fran Smyth of The Arts & Business Council of New York moderates. This is a recording of a live event.

Meet the Scholarship Funders: Financing Your Education


This panel describes their financial aid programs and how to research and apply for scholarships and other types of student aid. This presentation is for educators, parents, and students and includes information for international students. This is a recording of a live event.

Legal Structures for Raising Funds in the U.S. to Support Foreign Charities


Laywers present legal frameworks for international charities or causes that wish to raise funds from U.S. donors. This is a recording of a live event.

Philanthropy Chat: Shelley Trott on Supporting Bay Area Arts


Shelley Trott, program officer for the arts at the new Kenneth Rainin Foundation, discusses the foundation's grantmaking and arts portfolio, which will begin accepting applications July 12-August 13, 2010. The Kenneth Rainin Foundation supports inspiring and world-changing dance, theater, and film in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more about how arts organizations can apply and submit a competitive application.

Philanthropy Chat: Steven Lawrence on Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates


Steven Lawrence, director of research at the Foundation Center, discusses findings from the 2010 edition of Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates and the impact of the economic crisis on the nation's more than 75,000 grantmaking foundations. Reflecting on the largest decline in grantmaking ever tracked by the Foundation Center, Mr. Lawrence also explores current and future trends in foundation funding and the nonprofit sector.

Philanthropy Chat: Tom Adams on Leadership Transition and Development


Tom Adams, president and co-founder of the national consulting and educational services company TransitionGuides, talks about special challenges related to founder transitions, diversity in leadership development, the "ugly truths" of nonprofit leadership, and other issues covered in his book, The Nonprofit Leadership Transition and Development Guide: Proven Paths for Leaders and Organizations.

Investments in Expanded Learning Time: A Dialogue with Lucy N. Friedman


Lucy N. Friedman, President, The After-School Corporation, describes how her organization advocates with policymakers and elected officials to shape policy and grow sustainable public funding for after-school, summer and expanded learning time programs. Other speakers include John Albert, Vice President of External Relations, The After-School Corporation, and Mary Anne Cino, Chief Executive Officer, NIA Community Services Network. This is a recording of a live event.

Philanthropy Chat: Robert Eckardt on the 2010 Distinguished Grantmaker of the Year Award


Robert Eckardt, senior vice president for programs and evaluation at The Cleveland Foundation, reflects on 25 years of grantmaking, innovation, and impact in Cleveland, offering insights into community initiatives and projects that are especially promising right now and advice for next generation leaders in philanthropy.

Volunteers Are NOT Free! Building a Volunteer Program That Flourishes


Since April of last year, a combination of factors — the Serve America Act, The NYC Service initiative, and the economy — has significantly increased the number of nonprofit volunteers. What elements go into a charity's decision to accept, train, and choose the right assignment for a volunteer? Learn some of the ingredients of a successful volunteer program. This is a recording of a live event.

Philanthropy Chat: Christopher Shearer of the National Geographic Education Foundation


Christopher Shearer, associate executive director of the National Geographic Education Foundation, discusses the foundation's targeted grantmaking program and offers practical tips for grantseekers trying to raise funds for educational programs.